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Kalpa. In Hinduism, a day and a night in the life of Brahmā, consisting of four yugas, i.e. one mahā (great) yuga; or sometimes calculated as 1,000 yugas; in any case, an immense endurance of time.

In Buddhism (Pāli, kappa), the length of a kalpa is equally vast: through the four stages of a kalpa, a universe arises, continues, declines, persists in chaos. Within this mahākalpa, there are twenty small kalpas.

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kalpa in Hindu and Buddhist tradition, an immense period of time, reckoned as 4,320 million human years, and considered to be the length of a single cycle of the cosmos (or ‘day of Brahma’) from creation to dissolution.

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